Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Feeling the way in

First, VOTE!!

I know, you've heard it everywhere today. But your vote really will matter in this election.

This is an odd week, because hubby and I both have today AND Friday off, but Child still has school today. I got her all ready and off to school, and then I got to come back and sit here with a mongo cup of coffee, typing away on the laptop while hubby sleeps in. Ahhh, nice. It's quite gray and gloomy, but with no rain yet. But we almost always get Seattle's weather eventually, so I know it's coming!

I did start working on Book 2 again yesterday, after a long hiatus. What an odd feeling, like trying on clothes from college days. Trying to stretch myself inside skin that I don't quite know anymore. It's still so early in this book that I have no clue what I'm doing. I have an inkling of the character(s), a general idea of major plot events for the first half, a vague sense of their surroundings. Nothing clear. I'm going to have to keep working at it for a while until it sharpens.

So speaking of that, while I have a few moments. Off to read the little bit I wrote yesterday, and see where I can pick up!


Anonymous said...


I don't think they'd let me vote. *g*

Hmmm... a quiet day alone at home with your husband and no child. Sounds like fun.


Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for saying that. While waiting to hear from book 1 queries, I have been trying to get book 2 up and running. I know the characters, have an idea of what is to happen, but it just isn't forming. I keep wondering if it is me and book 1 was a fluke. I even did the unforgivable and compared my progress to that of book 1. I am so glad to hear this happens with other writers. I know I will hit my stride and will write with the same joy and passion as before, but it is slow in coming.


Susan Adrian said...


Ah, yes. I kinda forgot that more than half my blog readers are Canadian. {g}

Susan Adrian said...


Good for you for working on Book 2! And yes, I think it's completely natural to feel a little awkward at first. After all, you're trying to wriggle into an entirely new world, right? How easy should that be?